Research, Writing and Works Cited
CRAAP Criteria Worksheet for Evaluating Resources
Checking the Reliability of Your Sources
WHY AND HOW WE CITE SOURCES
Some Citation Builders (Free).
We recommend using the "Manual Entry" mode when creating citations as this will also teach you how to "read" a citation. If you can "read" a citation, you can follow citations to assess credibility as well as to locate additional resources.
- Citation Machine
- Citation Maker (Oregon School Library Information System)--Provides excellent results for MLA version 8 and APA.
Click to set custom HTML
How to Do a Works Cited List (Bibliography) and In-Text Citations
- California State University, Dominguez Hill (MLA 9th edition introduction)
- How to Cite (UBC Library)
- University of Alberta Citation Guides
- MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University) Note that VSB teachers generally use the MLA style, but individual teachers might ask you to use something different. History 12 students at Van Tech, for example, are expected to use the Chicago style.
- MLA In-text Citations
- Research and Citation (Purdue Owl)
- Sample Research Paper in MLA8 Format, 2016
- Understanding MLA8 (Youtube)
- University of Alberta Foundational Tutorials: Citing, Plagiarism and Paraphrasing
- University of Alberta: Understanding Plagiarism; Avoiding Plagiarism
- How Not to Plagiarize (University of Toronto)
- Preventing Plagiarism: Keepin' It Real
- Purdue Owl: Preventing Plagiarism
- The Perils of Plagiarism (Video)
Writing A Research Paper
- UBC Chapman Learning Commons video: The Writing Process
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) (Provides help with all aspects of the writing process, including research, creating citations and avoiding plagiarism)
- University of Alberta, Augustana Campus Writing Centre: Developing an Effective Thesis and Understanding your Assignment.
- University of Alberta Centre for Writers: Writing a Thesis Statement (pdf)
- University of Alberta: Research and Writing
- Tips for Writing a History Essay